I can't believe what I just saw the mouse do!

United States
September 13, 2009 3:36am CST
So we have a mouse,which creep me out so bad. So I went out and brought some mouse traps. I'm sitting here and the thing is actually running across the floor in plain view, so of course I am sitting with my feet up. It ran right along the floor board. so I figure ok thats where I am going to put the mouse trap. So I'm watching and the freaking mouse jumps over the mouse trap, it knew not to step on the thing. I'm just like oh my god please go on the trap. Someone wanna loan me their cat? lol. But anyway since the thing will not go onto the trap does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this thing?
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
13 Sep 09
What do you have it baited with? Mice love peanut butter, so if you smear that on it, it should smell it and investigate. I sympathize, I hate mice, too.
• United States
13 Sep 09
Thats what I am using is peanut butter. I have also brought mouse poison but it isn't touching that either. I got a smart mouse, and whats making it worse is I know that when you see a mouse it's never just one mouse, sadly there is probably more than one.
@peavey (16876)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Wow, he must be very smart. I hope you find something to attract him. I've heard that when you see one mice, there are ten more you can't see. :(
• United States
14 Sep 09
10 oh no, I can deal with a few but 10,someone is calling the exterminator
@DCLehnsherr (1042)
13 Sep 09
Hi Phillygirl, Wow that does sound like an amazing mouse to have jumped over the trap, do you have special labs there doing testing? lol! Whenever we have had mice here (I hate them too) we have used a humane trap thing that they run into. It tips up and catches them inside, not sure if they work better than traps but they did the job for us. You also have to make sure that where the trap is is where the mice go. If you have areas where you store food that have been eaten (we put ours near the flour) then it will go there. If there is a place they run through which is a small gap then it is a good place too since they have no choice, though I am going by the way wildlife people catch animals with that suggestion lol. I wish you luck catching it Dranz
• United States
14 Sep 09
I spent today looking for small holes to fill with them wool pads, I have been told they will not eat the steal wool. So hopefully that will help with new ones getting in, now i just need to catch the one or ones that already made home here.
@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
13 Sep 09
I had to put out a glue board myself. My cat caught two of them but seems like I found another one. This cool weather is bringing them in. I used to be really frustrated until my father-in-law said to bait any trap with raw hamburger. I never thought it would work, but it worked every single time. I don't know what it is but raw hamburger is like a magnet for them. Good luck and I share your distaste for them. Eww, I just think they are dirty little critters.
• United States
14 Sep 09
I been using peanut butter with no luck, I am gone to try the raw hamburger, Yea the cool weather and than we have been getting a good amount of rain, drew them rite to the house.
• China
14 Sep 09
I think you should leave some good lure on the trap.
@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Some mouse are smart because they know if that is a trap, mouse here in our country are immune to the poison. Although you put a mouse poison in the food they will just ignore that because i think that they already know the smell of the poison. Sometimes they will just jumped over the trap. It's really hard to get rid of them because there population is so big that when you killed one, on the next day there would be another mouse running around your house.
• United States
14 Sep 09
Those little sticky pads work really well. During the winter we use to have come into our basement from the fields. The pads worked great! I don't think a traditional mouse trap ever caught one, lol Oh yeah, lay some bait in the middle of it, peanut butter works pretty good believe it or not :-)
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
13 Sep 09
Who finally ditched you? The mouse trap or the mouse? I guess the mouse was too smart to smell rotten fishes around the corner and applying all its wit it saved itself. Now sorry, I do not own a cat. I wish I could give you one though.
• China
13 Sep 09
I have same experience as you.There is a mice living on our ceiling in kitchen. yesterday, we bought an iron box for catching it. however, we didn't get it. I put a meat in the box, but i think it must be know what it is. what a smart mice. how can we do? maybe what we can do is just bear living with it.